"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or empty pride, but in humility consider others more important than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others."
Paul, The Apostle of Grace
Sometimes people look for the quickest way out of a relationship.
There are times that needs to be done.
But I believe those relationships are the exception rather than the rule.
Rather than looking for the quickest way out of the relationship, we need to look for the quickest way out of the relationship problems.
"Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ."
After Paul and Timothy communicate who this letter is to and from, they send grace and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ to the Philippian people.
Philippians 1:2 is not simply a standard greeting Paul used in writing his letters...it is a life-changing greeting!
This greeting came from the depth of his heart because it came from the depths of God our Father's heart and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Fathers, do not exasperate your children;
instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
Families are to be educational centers for children to learn about God's grace. Specifically, fathers are to be to the first ones in the family to teach the children about God's grace.
In seeking to properly interpret and apply Ephesians 6:4, we must first understand Ephesians chapters 1-5. In these chapters, Paul goes into great detail about the glorious riches of God's grace freely given to us in Jesus.